Fun and Interesting Facts About Judaism

I believe that everyone should know at least a few facts about the world's many religions. This is the first of a series of articles, in which I will share a few fun facts about the many diverse religious philosophies of the world. I hope you enjoy these snippets of knowledge, and learn something new about the faith of a friend or colleague!

Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people, which originates from the stories in the Hebrew Bible , where the Jews are described as "G-d's chosen people." Here are a few fun facts about the Jewish faith:

  • Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world.
  • Abraham, father of Isaac, is the traditional founding father of Judaism.
  • Judaism is the only religion in the world that has lost its holy land and was able to regain it.
  • The original language of Judaism is Hebrew, and is still used by Jews today.
  • A kipa, or yarmulke, is a small dish-shaped cap worn by male Jews to fulfil a requirement, stated in the Talmud , that their head should be covered at all times.
  • Two major holidays celebrated by Jews are Passover and Hanukkah.
  • A Jewish teacher is called a Rabbi.
  • The term kosher, or in Hebrew, kashrut , is used to describe the dietary laws of the Jews. Jews are forbidden to imbibe foods that are considered "unclean" as commanded in the Torah .
  • Traditional, or Orthodox Jews, adhere to 613 commandments, outlined in the Torah , as opposed to Christianity's 10.
  • At the age of 13, Jewish children become responsible for their own action, and usually hold a ceremony to commemorate their rite of passage from childhood into adulthood, when they become bar mitzvah (for boys) or bat mitzvah (for girls).
  • The seventh day of the week is the Sabbath. Jews are commanded to keep the Sabbath as a day of rest, as G-d rested after six days of creating the world.
  • Gematria is the name of a system of Jewish numerology, assigning a numerical value to letters.
  • The Sanhedrin, the chief court of law in the ancient Jewish tradition comprised of 71 rabbis.
  • Antisemitism is a word used to describe hatred and discrimination against people of the Jewish faith.
  • The Western Wall is a large retain wall is all that is left of the second Jewish Temple, built in Jerusalem by King Herod. It is located on the western side of the Temple Mount. Jews gather there daily for prayer and celebration.

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Devika12 5 years ago

I love your hub. I myself believe in all religions and appreciate when others people do the same. Every religion is pure and true in it's own essence.

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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

I've read these out of order. oops. 613 commandments. wow. Gematria is quite fascinating.

RoseyRose 5 years ago

this helped me, and im not jewish at all so yeah it helped for my school project.

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Deborah Sexton 5 years ago

Great and correct Info

Cassie 5 years ago

Very good! Thanks for some information. :)

TIm Goddard 4 years ago

Useful and informative...Enjoyed reading the information on the Jewish Faith. Good Stuff! 613 Commandments! That's a lot. Do not think I could do it!

Hannah Elliott 4 years ago

Thankyou so much for posting these gr8 facts online! I am doing homework about Judaism and these facts are really useful!!!! :) Thanks!!!

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uzma shaheen 4 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

I love to learn about different religeons and faith. your hub is very interesting. thanks for sharing this information.

Sophie 4 years ago

Actually, Hannuka is not a major holiday, it is a minor one. It is made a big deal in the US because it comes around the same time as Christmas. So, it has become "Americanized" over the years. Maybe because of children's jealousy? or shopping sprees? Who knows..

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